In an interview with prominent German journalist, Jürgen Todenhöfer, the Iranian Foreign Minister has pointed out to a new offer made by Iran to sign a “non-aggression treaty” for regional security. The proposal put forward by FM Javad Zarif includes a comprehensive confidence-building program, moving towards the exchange of tourism, and military visits.
In answer to the question of whether Europe will impose non-nuclear sanctions on Iran to satisfy the US demands on the JCPOA 2015 nuclear agreement, Deputy for Legal and International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Abbas Aragchi, said: “We have not seen a consensus by Europe yet. There are those on the Continent who believe they can convince Trump to stay in the deal by agreeing with him on other non-nuclear issues. This idea is totally wrong and will certainly backfire.”
Iranian Prime Minister, Javad Zarif, writes in the Financial Times that the defeat of Isis has not just heralded the return of stability to large swaths of territory. It is also fanning fresh conflict and tension — including a concerted effort to revive the hysteria which has long obscured the reality of Iran’s foreign policy.
The Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of Iran has announced: “We will waiver visa requirements on two conditions. First, this has to be reciprocal, and second it has to be in Iran’s favor.”
The Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, has landed in Iran for a 2-day visit and has met with President Rouhani. At the meeting, Iran’s President said: “The IR of Iran always supports a unified Iraq”. He reiterated: “Defending the sovereignty and consolidated borders of the region is the duty of all the countries and ethnic groups living here. Undoubtedly, powers outside the region have not and never will be sympathetic to the people of this region.”
Today, Saturday, President Rouhani of Iran has accepted the credentials of the new ambassadors from Cuba, Ghana, Cypress, and Poland. While receiving the credentials of Cuban Ambassador Alexis Vega, President Rouhani said: “The IR of Iran welcomes extended ties with the Cuban government. Following the revolutions in these two countries
The 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation Conference has issued a statement to wrap up its work. The statement declares that, while the US insists on its wrongful decision to transfer its embassy to Quds, members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation who have political and economic ties with the Zionist regime will suspend these.
In the past few days, Iranian officials have given a new green light to Arab countries for talks. As reported by Persia Digest, despite criticizing Saudi Arabia’s ties with the US and Zionist regimes, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, at a meeting with visiting dignitaries for the 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation Conference, emphasized: “We believe that Islamic unity holds a sensitive position in the world with many followers and capabilities. It can lead to the formation of a great, influential power. We have even told those who behave with animosity towards us that we are ready to respond in a brotherly manner, even if this is not their approach.”
The 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation Conference took place in Tehran with the presence of President Rouhani, Parliament Speaker, and the parliamentary delegations of Islamic countries. Over the course of the Conference, the Chair of the Conference was transferred from Mali to Iran and its Parliament Speaker, Ali Larijani.
In a statement, Iran’s Foreign Ministry has responded to Trump’s sanctions waiver for Iran and the need to amend the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the JCPOA. As reported by Persia Digest, the statement reads: “On Friday, 12 January 2018, the US President inevitably issued a sanctions waiver for Iran despite his year-long efforts to kill the JCPOA.”
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday recalled the constant US enmity with the principles of the Islamic Republic, saying that US will definitely suffer defeat if officials can fulfill their responsibilities.
According to the New Yorker, Wendy Sherman could fairly be called the architect of the Iran agreement. She led the US in six rounds of talks with Iran and other nations and she has also had first-hand experience of diplomacy with the North Koreans. She spoke with Susan Glasser from the New Yorker in Washington.
Iran will attend Seoul and Georgia Book Fairs in May. Amir Shahramnia, the CEO of Iran Cultural Fairs Institute, said: “Iran participates in the Tbilisi Book Fair in Georgia from 25 to 28 May. In a recent visit with Georgia's cultural advisor, it was decided to create an atmosphere suitable for holding the Iranian booth at the fair. Of course, Iran Cultural Fairs Institute does not directly participate in the fair and does not send a delegate. However, required coordination has been carried out in this regard with the Iran Cultural Advisory Office in Tbilisi.”